Shopping & Dining

Barra has a variety of international and traditional Mexican tourist shops, boutiques and galleries featuring hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, pottery, wooden carvings, bags, paintings, pottery, t-shirts, and sun hats. Of course there are also plenty of tequila and liquor outlets, as well as regular shopping outlets - grocery, builders supplies, craft and school supplies, and more.

Shopping in Barra de Navidad


The best shopping can be found at the weekly Markets or "Mercados". Barra has one right in the centre of town every Thursday, and Melque, just 2 kms away, has a larger one every Wednesday. At the Mercados, you can find almost anything - tourist items, local artisans products, produce, electronics, clothing, silver jewellery, and more.


Of course, stopping at the local restaurants along the way for a snack and refreshment is a must!Dining in Barra de Navidad

Barra has a variety of international, and traditional Mexican, restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightclubs. Barra also has Italian, Chinese, German, Seafood, and many other fine restaurants to tempt your palette.

Musicians wander from restaurant to restaurant serenading customers and it’s not unusual to come across people dancing on the street to a live band that seems to appear out of nowhere. Everything in downtown Barra is within easy walking distance. As well as all the traditional Musicians wander from restaurant to restaurant serenading customers and it’s not unusual to come across people dancing on the street to a live band that seems to appear out of nowhere. Everything in downtown Barra is within easy walking distance.

Eating in Barra de Navidad

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